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Message Monday - Save fireworks for the driveway, not the highway


7-3 message mondayIndependence Day is upon us and, in case you haven’t heard, commercial fireworks are now legal to sell in Iowa. Many cities and towns still ban the use of commercial fireworks inside the city limits, which might make people think about moving the light show to another location.





If you are transporting fireworks, keep these things in mind:

  1. Never smoke in a vehicle transporting fireworks
  2. Keep fireworks stored in the trunk if possible
  3. Don’t shoot off fireworks from, at or near a vehicle

Here’s what can happen if you shoot of fireworks too close to a vehicle -

The fatality count of 139 is an increase of six since last Monday. In all of 2016, 405 people were killed on Iowa highways. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report.

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